MDC to host prescribed burn training, demonstration at Caney Mountain CA

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a prescribed fire training course and demonstration burn for landowners. 

The online course will need be completed at home by participants prior to the in-person demonstration burn, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Caney Mountain Conservation Area north of Gainesville. Directions to the demonstration burn site will be given to participants once they have registered. 

The online course and in-person burn will provide basic information about how to plan and execute a prescribed burn for grassland management. Upon registration, participants will be given a link to the online portion of the training course. The online course is a mandatory prerequisite, and the demonstration burn is required to complete the certification.

The objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of how to plan and conduct a safe and effective prescribed burn on various habitat types. Prescribed burning represents an effective and cost efficient management tool; however, there are many issues and concerns landowners should consider. Effective planning is necessary to achieve beneficial effects as well as maintain a safe burn. 

This program will cover topics related to fire history, planning, weather, safety and equipment needs. Participants must register on-line at Registration is limited to 25 participants. 

For more information call MDC at 417-256-7161.  

Ozark County Times

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PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423